Definition of Heterosporous

1. Adjective. Characterized by heterospory.

Partainyms: Heterospory
Derivative terms: Heterospory



Definition of Heterosporous

1. Adjective. (botany of an organism) Producing both male and female gametophytes. ¹

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Definition of Heterosporous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Heterosporous

1. Producing separate male and female spores. Compare: homosporous. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heterosporous

heterosis
heterosite
heteroskedasticity
heterosmia
heterosomati
heterosomes
heterosomic
heterospecific
heterospecific antibody
heterospecific graft
heterospecifics
heterosphere
heterospheres
heterospories
heterosporous (current term)
heterospory
heterosquare
heterosquares
heterostasis
heterostatic
heterostracan
heterostructural
heterostructure
heterostructured
heterostructures
heterostyled
heterostylism
heterostylous
heterostyly

Literary usage of Heterosporous

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1. A Course of Practical Instruction in Botany by Frederick Orpen Bower (1891)
"... I.—heterosporous Type SELAGINELLA MARTENSII SPOROPHYTE I. In a well-grown plant note with the naked eye the following external characters :— 1. ..."

2. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"THE heterosporous LEPTOSPORANGIATE ... We must now say something regarding the heterosporous lepto- ..."

3. Practical Botany for Beginners by Frederick Orpen Bower (1894)
"... heterosporous Type SELAGINELLA MARTENSII SPOROPHYTE I. This plant is commonly grown in green-houses, and specimens can be readily obtained from ..."

4. Investigations representing the departments by University of Chicago, E.F. Young, John Dewey (1903)
"But a seed may be attained by any heterosporous line, and Selaginella and even its ancient Lycopodium stock have too many peculiarities to be considered ..."

5. Investigations Representing the Departments; Zoölogy, Anatomy, Physiology by University of Chicago (1903)
"But a seed may be attained by any heterosporous line, ... All Angiosperm phyla have been derived as independent heterosporous lines from the ancient ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"There are no existing heterosporous ... represent the extinct heterosporous forms. ... The existing heterosporous ..."

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